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Moist Date Loaf

Moist Date Loaf


1 Cup Dates, chopped
1 Cup Boiling Water
3/4 Cup White Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 Large Tbsp Butter
2 Cups Flour
1 Egg
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Golden Syrup


  1. Finely chop dried dates.
  2. Put dates, sugar, baking soda and butter in a bowl.
  3. Pour over boiling water and mix. Leave to cool.
  4. Once mixture has cooled, add the flour, egg, baking powder and golden syrup. Mix together.
  5. Spread into a loaf tin lined with baking paper.
  6. Bake at 170c fpr about 45 minutes or until cooked. 

Buy diced dates instead of whole dates. Warm the tablespoon under hot water to easily measure the golden syrup.